This summer, don't get burned. Check out EWG's Guide to Summer Sun.
Do you know that one sunburn in childhood doubles your chance of developing skin cancer? Can you guess how much money the sunscreen industry makes every year from products that rarely work?
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Sunscreens prevent sunburns, but beyond that simple fact surprisingly little is known about the safety and efficacy of these ubiquitous creams and sprays. FDA's failure to finalize its 1978 sunscreen safety standards both epitomizes and perpetuates this state of confusion. EWG's review of the latest research unearthed troubling facts that might tempt you to give…Read More »
Most experts agree that people should use sunscreens to protect their skin from the sun, but they disagree widely on how well they actually work. Studies of frequent sunscreen users have shown reduced risks for squamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing tumor that is readily treatable by surgery, compared to people who use sunscreen infrequently or…Read More »
The first sunscreens were developed to prevent severe sunburn for military personnel spending long hours under strong and direct sunlight. Today, they are associated with a wide range of purported purposes, from reducing skin aging and direct sun damage to decreasing the risk of skin cancer. Yet expert opinions differ widely on the…Read More »